Satyajit Ray Film Institute to become university
The Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) in Kolkata will soon be upgraded to the status of a university and will also be recognised as an institute of national importance.
In addition to a separate TV wing to the institute, a Centre for TV Excellence at SRFTI will be set up at a total cost of Rs 65 crore. This centre will have two TV floors to cater to the requirement of students. A new building is coming up for studies in animation and production management department.
The upgraded SRFTI along with the Pune-based Film and Television Institute (FTII) will cater to the increasing manpower requirement of the film and TV industry.
The animation and VFX industry in India is expected to grow to nearly Rs 8000 crore by 2015